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The “traditional” 2013 employment market will be much more challenging than you might anticipate. Many companies are doing more with less. They can afford to be highly selective because they always receive a large number of qualified applicants for one job vacancy. So what can you do to increase your chances of attaining a new […]

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Companies hire skill sets, not job titles. Skills are transferable, but it is up to the job seeker to define their skills in relation to hiring company needs, not the confines of past job titles. Take a step back from what you were called and take a look at what you did. You can read […]

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Job search (and life) lessons come from the most unusual sources. Dawn shares how a bathroom remodel demonstrated the dread of what you don’t know usually far outweighs the reality of the task at hand. Partnering with an expert, or at least seeking some level of expertise makes a project much more manageable. The rest […]

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I have a friend who I refer to as ‘my oldest and dearest friend’. We grew up together, got in trouble together, were in each other’s weddings, and is the one I can call for anything. Over the years however, we have grown apart in terms of our locations and visits. Life gets us tied […]

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After searching almost six months on his own, Dawn introduces a recent graduate to the power of focus in a job search. Armed with a new and compelling presentation of the value he brings to an organization, “Tom” landed a career-launching position a month after abandoning his “I’ll take anything” approach and re-starting his search […]

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In part two, of this two-part series, Dawn Bugni dissects the feedback a client received in response to her resume (a career marketing document). Sadly, the dated, destructive, and depressing guidance came from a source that “should” know better – her university career center. Differentiation is key in this market. Cookie-cutter doesn’t cut it anymore. […]

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In today’s job market, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to pursue multiple types of positions. However, if not managed carefully, searching for multiple positions, and sometimes in multiple industries, can end in frustration for the job seeker. Without clear focus on position and, in turn, employer needs, the job seeker’s message quickly becomes, “I’ll […]

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Frequently, job seekers lament the lack of one specific “thing” in their career history, rather than focus on the overall value they bring to an organization. Dawn Bugni shares a fun post with lots of lessons in handling those self-imposed career locks and roadblocks on her blog. You’ll find it here. Take a peek.

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Bridget Haymond, a life coach I met on Twitter, asked if I’d help put together some tips to help job seekers at her local church. I happily obliged. A four-part series on job search basics resulted from the collaboration. Parts one and two explore career marketing strategies; parts three and four address practical methods to […]

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Employees still working but desperately wanting to find new employment, often feel guilty because they know so many others that have been let go from their positions. Those that are still employed are usually  doing the work of 3 or 4 people and still believe they should feel grateful. Maybe they should, but it doesn’t […]

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